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Police Investigating Hilo Traffic Collision That Critically Injured Motorcyclist

April 22, 2022, 5:09 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a traffic collision involving two vehicles that resulted in a motorcyclist being critically injured. The collision occurred on Thursday evening, April 21 at the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway, Highway 19, and Hau Street in the Wainaku area of Hilo.

Responding to the 8:28 p.m. report of a collision, police investigators determined that a 2013 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck made a left turn from Hau Street onto Highway 19, causing a 2005 Honda motorcycle traveling Hilo bound on Highway 19 to collide with the rear driver’s side of the truck. At the time of the collision it was raining and the roadway was wet.

The 39-year-old male motorcyclist was initially transported to Hilo Medical Center and later to Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu, in stable but critical condition as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The 47-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was not injured as a result of the traffic collision.

The East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting further investigation relative to any contributing factors and have initiated a negligent injury investigation, which is pending.

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Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jared Cabatu at 808-961-2339 or via email [email protected] Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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